Interview: Frenzal Rhomb

Interview by Daniel Cribb.

Two national tours from  in one year? It must be Christmas for Australian punk rockers. That and “Jason (Vocals) had a kid and doesn’t have a job,” guitaristLindsay McDougall explained to me after my phone disconnected five or so times (Cheers Vodafone).

The band’s upcoming tour is in support of their new album ‘Smoko At The Pet Food Factory’ which was released August 19.

They’re currently touring the east coast and will be here this Saturday night with TEENAGE BOTTLEROCKET(USA).

“Gordy (Drums) was a mate of theirs and loved their music. He found them on Facebook or Twitter or Skype or whatever bullshit that he uses. They turned out to be really nice guys and I’m stocked that we’re playing shows with them,” McDougall said.

‘Smoko At The Pet Food Factory’, the bands tenth studio album, was recorded at The Blasting Room in Colorado by Bill Stevenson (Descendents) and keeps in theme with previous albums featuring song titles such as ‘Mummy Doesn’t Know You’re A Nazi’, ‘Edward Sausage Fangs’ and ‘Bird Attack’.

Earlier in the year  toured Australia to “raise awareness for victims of bird attack”. $5 Home-made bird attack helmets appeared on their merch desk and they’ve released a video for the song.

Why so much emphasis placed on a song that goes for just over a minute?

“It’s the song that’s the easiest to play,” McDougall said.

“Bird attack, bird attack, bird attack, bird Attack. Times two. Plus a middle section followed by one more bird attack round. That’s easy to remember.”

Saturday night’s show at The Civic Hotel is sold out so make sure you get in early next time if you’ve missed out on this one!